NUCLEAR: The company decommissioning Massachusetts’ Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station considers dumping 1 million gallons of potentially radioactive wastewater into the Cape Cod Bay. (Patriot Ledger)

WIND: Maine state officials consider a small downeast coastal town and a nearby island as possible offshore wind development sites, with studies underway examining two other cargo ports. (News Center Maine)

CLIMATE:
As New York Republicans question how much it will cost the state to reach its climate goals, state energy and environment officials say around half of legislated climate goals can be met with current resources. (NNY360)
A Rhode Island climate campaign director talks about why he participates in protests against Chase Bank and its funding of global fossil fuel extraction projects. (ecoRI)

EFFICIENCY:
New Hampshire weatherization contractors say they’ll soon need to lay off workers if a state energy efficiency program is kneecapped by a recent state utility commission order. (WMUR)
A leader of the Massachusetts-based Jewish Climate Action Network discusses how the story of Hanukkah can help people understand energy conservation. (Yale Climate Connections)

TRANSPORTATION:
Massachusetts transportation officials have big plans for the federal infrastructure money they expect to soon pour in — even if they don’t actually know how much the state will receive. (Streetsblog)
Months after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a public transportation bill in May, transportation and business advocates across the state are calling on the state legislature to override his veto. (CBS Baltimore)
One of Maryland’s suburban D.C. counties considers recommendations to reduce vehicle emissions by 50% starting in 2030 as part of a climate action draft plan being formalized. (Washington Informer)
The Maryland Transit Administration will allow public transit riders to bring their e-bikes and e-scooters on buses and trains starting December 1. (CBS Baltimore)

BIOMASS: A Maine forestry expert says the state’s forests are overcrowded with trees, which biomass industry stakeholders say can be alleviated by processing more wood pellets for home heating. (Bangor Daily News)

HYDROELECTRIC: Federal energy regulators will review the cumulative effect of four dams on Maine’s Kennebec River on an endangered fish species and other ocean-bound fish. (Portland Press Herald)

GAS:
In Pennsylvania, an energy developer wants the state to let it build a natural gas compressor station to help move gas from outside of Pittsburgh. (TribLive)
A Maine municipal committee is trying to sell a waste facility, but it may not be able to if natural gas service isn’t soon restored, which officials say will make the facility “useless.” (Bangor Daily News)
An environmental hazard firm warns that waste and subsurface pollutants under a historic gasholder building that is“falling apart” in Concord, New Hampshire, may be released if the structure isn’t stabilized. (Concord Monitor)

PIPELINES: Chevron removes parts of several pipelines that have remained for over a century under northwestern New Jersey’s Musconetcong River over concern the remnants could limit recreational paddling opportunities. (Hunterdon Review)

GRID:
PJM Interconnection will require anyone, including employees and contractors, visiting its campus or attending a PJM event to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (RTO Insider, subscription)
In New York, Orange and Rockland Utilities wants to improve reliability in a mid-Hudson town by installing a 5.5 mile underground transmission cable. (news release)

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Bridget Reed Morawski

Bridget is a freelance reporter and newsletter writer based in the Washington, D.C., area. She compiles the Northeast Energy News digest. Bridget primarily writes about energy, conservation and the environment. Originally from Philadelphia, she graduated from Emerson College in 2015 with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. When she isn’t working on a story, she’s normally on a northern Maine lake or traveling abroad to practice her Spanish language skills.